PwC’s 2018 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Posted by - October 17, 2018
PwC has just released its Annual Corporate Directors Survey, and the results show that board members are increasingly aware that they must address key issues that have dominated the nation’s psyche. This survey of more than 800 U.S. board directors reveals that the percentage of directors saying issues like health…
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Beyond Anti-Harassment Training

Posted by - October 9, 2018
A Holistic Approach to Addressing Harassment As cultural movements continue to raise awareness about misconduct, compliance and ethics programs are putting more power behind training their employees on how to identify and report harassment in the workplace. Despite this increased emphasis, less than half of employees who observed harassment reported…
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Managing the Effects of Short-Termism on Risk Management

Posted by - September 28, 2018
6 Recommendations to Maintain Effective Risk Oversight As the financial crisis thoroughly demonstrated, an acute focus on short-term gains can be disastrous when risk proper oversight isn’t there. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach provides six key considerations your organization can bear in mind in moving beyond myopic “short-termism” to a more broadly…
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Directors’ and Officers’ Duty to Address Corporate Culture

Posted by - September 18, 2018
This is the first in a series of articles covering the various ways directors and officers can be liable. Here, Stephanie Resnick, Philadelphia Office Managing Partner and Chair of the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Practice Group at Fox Rothschild, and John Fuller, an associate and member of the Directors’ and…

A Copernican Revolution in Culture and Conduct Risk Management

Posted by - August 22, 2018
The Necessity of Proactive Management Experts at applied behavioral science technology company Starling offer insights into the failures of current approaches to managing conduct risk and explore an alternative – more proactive – solution. This would mark a paradigm shift in management science – one in which culture is viewed…
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A New Way of Thinking About Ethics and Culture

Posted by - August 16, 2018
The Business Case for a Strong Culture of Ethics Culture and ethics are all the rage in management theory and compliance discussions, but we never see them discussed as absolutely dependent on one another. If the ethics of the organization aren’t right, the culture will never be right. We explore this…
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4 C’s to Increase the Value of Internal Audit

Posted by - July 20, 2018
Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Risk-Based Audit Plan Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explores how to bolster internal audit’s efforts in providing recommendations that are strong, actionable and in keeping with the board’s expectations. We’ve always believed that boards should ensure that their organizations maximize the full potential of internal audit. There…
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Organizations Increase Compliance Training for Boards Following High-Profile Sexual Harassment Scandals

Posted by - July 19, 2018
Training for boards jumps by nearly 30 percent compared with 2017 findings, but major training gaps persist despite a volatile ethics and compliance environment Portland, OR (July 19, 2018) – Leading ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global® today announced the release of findings from its 2018 Training Benchmark Report.…
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Using Culture to Manage Complexity and Ethical Risk

Posted by - July 18, 2018
An Introduction to the Strategic Culture Framework The high complexity and rapid change organizations face today make it more difficult for people to make sound decisions. Ethical behavior is highly influenced by the context in which people operate. This is why organizations must re-architect the context (culture) in which employees…
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5 Essential Strategies to Improve Workplace Culture

Posted by - July 9, 2018
Go Beyond Training to Imbue the Company’s Values Starbucks has been in the headlines lately as its corporate leaders work to show real commitment to change through racial bias training for staff at more than 8,000 stores nationwide. But a single day of training isn’t enough. Piyush Patel, an expert…
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3 Reasons Your Business is Failing at Corporate Governance

Posted by - July 6, 2018
And What You Can Do About It With Audi’s CEO arrested for fraud, it’s time to shine the spotlight on corporate governance. Inexperienced leaders, confusion over the role of governance and a lack of commitment means that time and time again, we see the same mistakes made by companies across…
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The Same Old Workplace Training Won’t Cut It

Posted by - June 21, 2018
Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era, Part 4 What has your organization done to ensure employees understand your commitment to a respectful, harassment-free workplace? How do you ensure leaders are sending the right messages? The fourth and final byline in our series will address those questions. with co-author Sadina Montani…